What if I get food poisoning and need an accident lawyer in Lennoxtown?
Lennoxtown is a town in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland at the foot of the Campsie Fells, which are just to the north. It is now part of the East Dunbartonshire council area but prior to 1975 was in the county of Stirling.
All humans need food to survive. Whilst most of us regularly eat at home, it is nice to treat ourselves to a meal out, or a takeaway occasionally. But what should you do if the food you eat has been contaminated in some way? This is when you will need the services of an accident lawyer in Lennoxtown.
Bad food is not nice, will make you ill and may mean you are entitled to use an accident lawyer in Lennoxtown
Bacteria and viruses can contaminate food easily. Once in the food these microbes will breed and multiply very quickly, and unfortunately it’s not a case of the more the merrier. Your food could be contaminated if:
- It has been cross contaminated with another food
- It has gone past its use by date
- It has been cooked and then kept at a warm temperature for a long time
- The preparation area is dirty
- It has not been properly cooked
- It has been stored at the wrong temperature
- It has been handled by someone who is ill or who has dirty hands
Some foods more prone to contamination
Some foods need extra care taken with them because they are more prone to contamination. Examples of these are:
- Soft cheeses
- Cooked sliced meats
- Raw meats
- Raw eggs
- Unpasteurised milk
- Pre packed sandwiches
It has been known, and there have been some high profile cases, for water to be contaminated leading to lots of people becoming ill and in some cases death occurring.Open Claim Calculator
What are the symptoms?
The ill feelings usually start no more than 3 days after you have consumed the bad food. Then you will feel sick, have vomiting and diarrhea and stomach cramps. The best thing is to rest and drink plenty, in sips is the right way. Do not attempt any food until you are feeling much better and then make it things that are easy to digest, like toast.
Making your personal injury compensation claim for food poisoning
When you are feeling better, contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss what has happened to you. You should also report the illness to the Foods Agency. They will track the source of the contamination and make sure it is stopped from spreading.
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping claimants get the compensation they were entitled to for over 13 years. Among the many thousands we have already helped, numerous of the claims have been because of food poisoning.
Our in house solicitors are experts in making claims. They will ensure that every aspect of your life that has been affected by your illness or injury will be accounted for; making sure you get the maximum compensation possible for your particular situation.
Our freephone helpline is open 24/7 and our advisers there to give you all the assistance you will need. The number is 0800 689 0500. Call us today, the sooner we know about your problems, the sooner we can start your claim.